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Episode #272

May 15th, 2012

We look at easier schema-less hstore on Postgres, Ruby versions in your Gemfile, and Skype in your app. We learn how to DRY better, build a Gem from scratch, build a b...


Libskypekit & Skypekit

Skype, the VoIP application has a developer API that will allow you to interface with the native desktop Skype app, and another one that uses the SkypeKit runtime to basically giving you a headless Skype application.

You can program it to make or receives calls or instant messages through the Skype platform and setup video conferencing. Andriy Yanko from Railsware just released a Gem using Foreign Function Interface (FFI) to communicate with SkypeKit so you can build apps using Skype.

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